Coronavirus news live – Plan to save Christmas will 'likely lead to third wave'

People in the UK are to have a five-day Christmas break from Covid-19 restrictions to allow families to see each other over the festive period.

Three households will be able to mix between December 23 and 27, after the leaders of the UK’s four nations agreed on a deal.

Christmas bubbles will have to be exclusive over the five day period, meaning people cannot move from one three-house group to another.

Bubbles will only be able to gather in private homes, go to outdoor public spaces and attend places of worship together – they will not be able to meet together in hospitality settings.

Some have welcomed the news, while others – such as Sage member Professor Andrew Hayward have warned the rules are ‘effectively throwing fuel on the Covid fire’ and will wreak chaos on the NHS.

  • UK’s plan to save Christmas will ‘likely lead to Covid third wave’
  • Cases drop by 10,000 in a week but deaths rise by 608
  • Rishi Sunak in new £4,000,000,000 spending spree to get people back into work
  • Hunt for ravers after police pelted with bottles at warehouse event
  • Russia claims its Covid vaccine is up to 95% effective

Source: Read Full Article